Some parents bond with their children through activities like playing catch, but Jennie and Alivia Muckerheide went a different route.
They both attended Lakeshore Technical College at the same time and will graduate from the same program in December.
Alivia started attending Lakeshore in 2018 while attending Sheboygan Falls High School and participating in the Youth Apprenticeship program.
Jennie meanwhile had her position eliminated from her job early during the pandemic and decided to join her daughter at LTC in the nursing program.
In addition to studying together, the Muckerheides support each other. Alivia says she does her best to motivate her mom and Jennie likes getting Alivia’s textbooks.
Jennie joked that “Although she usually bought the textbook, my trade-off is that I bought groceries.”
Alivia is working as a nurse extern at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan. Jennie is working as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at Aurora Sheboygan Medical Center.
Both want to continue working where they are after completing their degrees and passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), which is required to identify and work as a registered nurse (RN).
Both also plan to transfer their credits after graduating and complete bachelor’s degrees.